Tanker bursts into flames in Warner Center crash, killing motorist and spilling 1,000 gallons of fuel

WARNER CENTER — A tanker truck burst into flames and spilled an estimated 1,000 gallons of fuel after colliding with a vehicle early Friday morning, leaving one person dead, and careening into a fountain in the Warner Center area.

Firefighters were called about 1 a.m. to 6500 Canoga Ave., near Victory Boulevard, to secure the area and contain any runoff.

A tanker truck collided with a vehicle early Friday, Jan. 14 , 2022, on Canoga Avenue near Victory Boulevard in the Warner Center area, bursting into flames, killing the car’s driver and spilling about 1,000 gallons of fuel on the street. (Photo by Leo Kaufman/Contributing photographer)

Private contractors were called in to remove the tanker truck, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

The occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stewart said Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue are closed for an unknown duration because of the spill.

No other injuries were reported.

A tanker truck collided with a vehicle early Friday, Jan. 14 , 2022, on Canoga Avenue near Victory Boulevard in the Warner Center area, bursting into flames, killing the car’s driver and spilling about 1,000 gallons of fuel on the street. (Photo by Leo Kaufman/Contributing photographer)
A tanker truck collided with a vehicle early Friday, Jan. 14 , 2022, on Canoga Avenue near Victory Boulevard in the Warner Center area, bursting into flames, killing the car’s driver and spilling about 1,000 gallons of fuel on the street. (Photo by Leo Kaufman/Contributing photographer)
A tanker truck collided with a vehicle early Friday, Jan. 14 , 2022, on Canoga Avenue near Victory Boulevard in the Warner Center area, bursting into flames, killing the car’s driver and spilling about 1,000 gallons of fuel on the street. (Photo by Leo Kaufman/Contributing photographer)
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